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Was Bustani Ouster Prelude to Iraq War?

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Sun-Sentinel, Jun-10-2005 | Article

The rationales the Bush administration used to promote the Iraq war as necesary to counteract an imminent threat from Iraq have fallen by the wayside. None of the commissions or congressional investigations have gone beyond the facile conclusions that "mistakes were made" or that the intelligence was "dead wrong." No official who gave the orders or held the responsibility has been named. President Bush took his re-election as a referendum on his previous policies, implying that we should move on.... Read More »

Getting Around Pyongyang's Hard-Liners

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The Washington Post, Jun-10-2005 | Article

In the standard U.S. image, North Korea is a monolithic, Stalin-style dictatorship controlled by one man, Kim Jong Il. ... Read More »

If the intelligence doesn`t fit, bend it

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Korea Herald, Jun-04-2005 | Article

The function of intelligence should be to provide as accurate an assessment as possible of a given situation to guide the formulation of policy. But the Bush administration doesn`t see it that way;... Read More »

Investigate Deceptions of War's Inception

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Sun-Sentinel , May-27-2005 | Article

The age-old question -- If a tree fell in the forest and no one heard, would that mean it never made a sound? -- is apropos to a scandal slowly emerging on the international scene.... Read More »

My Ninth Trip to North Korea

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Hankyoreh, Apr-19-2005 | Article

During the next three months, North Korea will unload its nuclear reactor at Yongbyon, removing fuel rods that can be reprocessed into plutonium for more nuclear weapons. ... Read More »

Selig S. Harrison after his trip to North Korea from April 5th to April 9th.

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The Hankyoreh, Apr-19-2005 | Article

During the next three months, North Korea will unload its nuclear reactor at Yongbyon, removing fuel rods that can be reprocessed into plutonium for more nuclear weapons. Once again, Pyongyang is offering to negotiate a freeze that would prevent further reprocessing, as it did in June, 1994, leading to the Agreed Framework, and as it has repeatedly offered to do in the six-party talks. ... Read More »

While dirty money flows, the poor stay poor

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New York Times, Apr-13-2005 | Article

In recent weeks, high-profile advocates have appealed for more foreign aid for the developing world. The Commission for Africa established by Prime Minister Tony Blair of Britain recommends, in part, an additional $25 billion in aid per year by 2010.... Read More »

Stop Fueling Arms Race

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Sun-Sentinel, Apr-08-2005 | Article

Condoleezza Rice's successful European trip heralded a revival of the 60-year bond of friendship between Europe and the U.S.; her later Far East trip was marred by the revelation that the Bush administration had lied to our East Asian allies.... Read More »

The North Korean Nuclear Crisis and the US-North Korea Relations

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Apr-01-2005 | Speech

The following was prepared for a conference on "The Second Bush Administration and the Korean Peninsula" sponsored by the Sejong Institute... Read More »

Security: An electoral liability for Uribe?

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El Espectador, Mar-27-2005 | Article

A bit more than a year before the Colombian presidential elections, President Uribe is doing so well in the polls that his likely opponents are either hoping that the Constitutional Court blocks his re-election, or they simply have their gaze truly fixed on 2010.... Read More »

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